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5 ‘carjackers’ killed at Comelec checkpoint in Nueva Ecija

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 02:12 PM January 25, 2016
AFP photo

Five men were killed in the Science City of Muñoz when they allegedly tried to plow through a Comelec checkpoint, similar to the one shown in the photo. AFP FILE

CABANATUAN CITY — Five suspected car thieves were killed before dawn Monday when they tried to crash through a police checkpoint in the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija.

Police said that before the incident they were alerted about the theft of a tricycle in Talavera town.

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At about 3 a.m., five men aboard a tricycle and a motorcycle tried to plow through a police checkpoint set up at the start of a Comelec gun ban in Barangay (village) Sapang Cauayan.

One of the men opened fire at the police triggering a gunbattle that left the five men dead, police said.

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